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Snow Much Fun!

I love Penny Black Inc's Hedgie line of stamps. We don't have any snow right now here, but with the wind chill yesterday it felt as though we had a couple feet of it! So, I'll just enjoy making snowmen with my stamps :) The colors here are SU!  Wild Wasabi , Cameo Coral , and Chocolate Chip . I'm sure that must have been a color challenge at one time, but I just made up a card with what I had on my desk and I think they look pretty good together. I water colored this image, and not sure if you can see it or not, but I colored the sky with Bashful Blue first, let it dry, then swiped some green strokes over it. It shows up better in real life. I don't have that puffy white appliqué stuff, so I like to use Dazzling Diamonds on the snow and his hat. SOMETHING NEW: I tried something new with the border of the coral. First I cut a wavy edge, then I used a flower punch all around. I didn't like the green showing through, so I taped the coral onto a piece of white and

Beaded Ornaments #3

Here are the 2 ornaments that I made today for my mom and mother-in-law--yup, on Christmas Eve day. I should've gotten these done weeks ago, but have been terribly busy and then this week I was sick, but I just can't tell them on Christmas day that their gift is coming, so!! I had my girls help string the beads and then I glued them on. They are actually put on with straight pins, but you have to dip the end of every pin into glue first so they don't come out! I will never wait til the day before to start this kind of project ever again!  Pretty much took us all day. But, they are made with love, so I really shouldn't be complaining, huh?   They are much prettier IRL.  Thanks for stopping by!

Fancy Collector Ornament

I started making a collection of these "Collector Ornaments" for my mom and MIL a couple years ago, but the first one I've made this year is going to a ladies Christmas party at our church tonight. It's really hard to see all the detail in this photo, but it has turquoise and purple beads along with gold and white all over it. It's really very beautiful IRL.  I know--this kinda looks like a prickly sea creature or something, doesn't it? :) These are soo fun to make and I usually finish one in about 3-4 hours, however not all in one sitting. Usually I take 2-3 days to do it. Here's a pic of the underside. I've made 4 different ones for each of my mom and MIL so far, and I have a bright pink one and a seafoam green/pink one to do for them for Christmas this year. I only hope that when my girls get older and take all their own ornaments (that we've boughten them each year) away with them that they make some of THESE for my tree--some day! My girls als

The Best is Yet to Be... hubby is leaving for a week to go on his annual hunting/fishing trip. I don't have any fish stamps, which is what he's doing this year because they didn't get hunting tags :( SO, I made him this card with his favorite set.  Today's Inspiration Challenge was to create a card for someone who inspires you. Well, my hubby LOVES the outdoors and his favorite color is green, so I worked that in as well. My favorite tool is the photo corner punch--especially on masculine cards for some reason?  I actually got my inspiration from 2 places for this: one being my husband, for my husband, and the 2nd was this card of Jenny Moore's. I changed the background paper to the Outlaw series, and added green twine to my "sign", as well as the photo corners. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us, Jenny, so we can be inspired to create great cards for our loved ones!!  P.S.  The INSIDE says "I wouldn't mind being lonely if you were he

Daughter's Party Invite

Do any of you have young daughters at home between the ages of...say 5 and 12? Well then I'm sure you've heard of the new craze, BellaSarah??! We were just turned onto it a few short weeks ago. It's kinda like boys sports trading cards, but these are horse trading cards for girls. Each card even has a code on it so you can go online and take care of that horse online and play games with it etc. SO... my 8 yr. old is turning 9 next week. I thought we'd do a BellaSarah party. My neighbor has 2 horses and she's soo sweet that she's giving my daughter and her friends free rides on the horses for her birthday! :) Yea!! Here's the outside of the invite...I just did this one today (and I'm not done with the inside yet). I'm sure this is a sketch challenge, just don't know which one? My scanner makes these pinks look off, but it is Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. The horse stamp is from "Bareback" (SU!) and the Invite stamp is from Michael

Autumn Froggy

Sorry about the blury picture--not sure what happened ? This is 2 challenges in 1. There were actually 3 challenges today for the Limited Supply Challenge, but you could combine them into 1 or 2 cards if you wanted to. I made an Autumn "scene" using 3 stamps (pumpkin from Fall Whimsy ; frog from Unfrogettable ; and the little lilac stamp from Watercolor Minis ). I used an animal stamp that doesn't usually go with a Halloween/Autumn theme to make an Autumn/Fall card. The one I didn't do is make it into a Tent Topper, which I plan to make a seperate Autumn Tent Topper card later this evening. Let's face it, some of us don't have all day to sit in our craft room and do challenges!! Life gets in the way. OK... gotta admit, I've spent almost the entire day with just one of my daughters and I've really enjoyed it. I may get to the 3rd challenge and I may not. My kids come first ;) Oh Ya, forgot to tell you.... I stamped this on watercolor pape

Pretty Polka Dotted Flowers

I love this set. Soo easy to make a pretty card. I stamped the Doodle This set in black Stazon ink, and then just filled in and outlined with SU! markers! That's it! The white dots around outside edge are done with the Signo white gel pen. I LOVE this card! Inspiration came from Ashley . Thanks for looking :)  Happy Crafting!


I made 10 of these monogram thank you notes, also for my niece, to go along with the 15 others from yesterday. I tried to do a leather look on the boot, but it's really hard to see it in this picture. I found this gorgeous blue paper (K & Co.) from my local scrapbook store. I used my paisley background stamp in Regal Rose on Pretty in Pink c.s. and faux stitched with Night of Navy. The circle saying is from Riveting set and the boot is from Yeehaw. I paper-pieced the brown part of the boot and added Dazzling Diamonds on the star. Here's a pic of the 10 all tied up and ready to go.  I also found this gorgeous vase in her wedding colors, so I just had to get it for her. Actually, my youngest daughter begged me to get it and let that be her present :) It's a small scrifice, Lol!!

I Cut up my Wedding Veil

Another Dirty Dare Challenge: to make an "Elegant" card. After seeing Dawn's blog with her CUTE bride card , I knew I just HAD to make one for my niece who's getting married in 3 weeks.  The skirt has tulle over it--actually it isn't that stiff tulle, it's the sheer stuff (what I had on my veil). For the bodice, after cutting it out, I ran it through my cuttlebug with the "Textiles" folder. Then I went over the puffy parts with a 2-way glue pen and added Dazzling Diamonds. Very sparkly. I also sewed a cute border all around the pink layer, and the prima flowers on bouquet have glitter white brads in centers. :) Oh yes...the necklace is made of beads that came off of my headpiece from when I got married! Just a little added sentimental tidbit. :) I just realized as I went to type in a label for this that it doesn't use any STAMPS!! What do I put it under?? LOL.

Neutral is Beautiful

I'm getting in on some of the Dirty Dozen's "Dare to Get Dirty" week-long challenges in celebration of their anniversary!!  I'll admit, I've been seeing it, I've been hearing about it, but today was my first day digging in and getting "dirty" with a challenge, Lol. This one is Jacksonbelle's "Use brown and black" challenge. I discovered a couple months ago how FUN the kraft paper can be!! But I never paired it with black, and I really like it! :) I've also seen the fabo cards in this gallery all with the same color scheme, so my mind's full of possibilities....however--there's so many more challenges to try, so I prolly should move on. Don't worry--I'll revisit this o ne later!! :)

Delight in Life - TY

Another TY card that I made tonight for a VBS helper--didn't have time to post it earlier. Delight in Life is one of my favorite sets. I cuttlebugged some designer paper and I love that all the colors in the paper I was able to find a SU! color to match! :) Yes, I did stitch the pink layer on, and the dots on the white scallops are done with a tempting turquoise marker. :) TFL!

Happy Birthday Ashley!

This card is for my niece, Ashley who just turned 13. Yup...I'm a little late with it, but that's okay, I'm going to pick her up tomorrow and keep her for the rest of July, so we're planning to throw her a surprise birthday party at the pizza place when we get back on Saturday. I used my SU! Pallete O' Prints for the green layer, and Apricot Appeal, run thru the CB with birthday folder and then sponged Close to Cocoa ink over raised parts and edges. The scallop is done in Chocolate Chip c.s. and I just used my fiskars cloud scissors to trim edge. If you look really closely you can see that I added Crystal Effects to the dark brown and the pink bumps on the turtle's shell. I almost used today's sketch challenge for this one, but I just really like the effect of this one better. You can see a whole gallery using this sketch HERE .

FS17: Stamps4funinCA

It's "Featured Stamper" Sunday, and Tosha is sooo deserving to be this week's FS. Her style is just awesome, so if you haven't seen her gorgeous gallery yet, please click here ! The challenge each week is to pick just one card in her gallery and recreate it, changing at least 2 things (ie. color combos, stamps, etc). My thoughts going into her gallery was to choose something that I could showcase as many patterns of my new Pallet O' Prints in one card and still have it look great--not over done! (I'm sending this to a friend who doesn't have the pallet yet, *gasp* and she's even a Demo!! *bigger gasp*, Lol!! So, without further ramblings, here's the link to her card I chose, and this is MY CARD. ♥ ♥ ♥  STAMPS : Penny Black "Garden Gossip"; Noteworthy (SU!); small oval (Amuse)  CARDSTOCK: SU! Rose Red & Celery patterned paper in Pallet O' Prints pack; white  ACCESSORIES: paper piercing; 1/16" hole punch; rose red marker;

My Daughters' Punchy Animals

Since I posted "Carly's Cat", my 6 yr. old begged me to help her make a large animal and she LOVED that mouse card that { allee's } did for the WT106 challenge, so we pretty much CASEd the babies from her card. Maddy literally SQUEELED " cute!" when she saw it, so that's the first thing we did this morning...and you know kids!!--she was NOT going to let me forget to help her today!! :o) And Carly added a couple baby kittens to her momma in this bottom picture. She did all the punching and sponging etc. herself. I think I have a couple of great future stampers on my hands. Maybe they'll be demos and then I can get a discount!? Lol!! (please leave a comment--it will make their day!)

Butterfly Beauty #1

These pictures of my girls were taken at Walmart a few years ago. They had these butterfly wings and "halo"s and they made such cute butterflies! My scanner is only 8x10" so I couldn't scan them, but I took pictures with my digital and so you can't see that the background is stamped with the "Daisies and Swirls" background stamp (? can't remember the exact name of it). I also stamped their name and then added descriptive words to either side; however it made sense. Some words describing Carly include: conservative, creative, cute, artsy, always ready to shop!, good listener, likeable, lovable, busy, silly, young lady.

Butterfly Beauty #2

And here's Maddy...some of her descriptive words include: mischievous, mommy's girl, angel in disguise! (lol), funny, cuddly, delightful, dramatic, darling, you just have to love her!

*Berry* Cute

A funny story goes with this picture! I made my other daughter her first Easter dress out of this red/white checkered material that had teddy bears picnic on it and this "hat" was actually her little purse! But when it got handed down to my youngest, she put the purse on her head and used it as a hat...she LOVED that "hat" and wore it a lot! It was sooo funny, but when I told her it's a purse, she just shook her head and said, "No...hat!" LOL! :0)

Enchanted Forest

HERE WE COME!! :0) This was such a fun vacation and not very far from where we live (about 3 hrs). Ya know, it's kinda sad, but I'm always the one taking the pictures and hardly ever end up IN them!! I guess I feel kinda vain to tell my hubby, "here, take a picture of ME now!" lol!! But I need to do that more often so the girls can have photos of me too for their albums. Here's a couple more pics of my 2 page layouts of this vacation:


I just love the look of black and white photos for scrapbooking, but because they are more expensive, I don't use them too much. I wish I would've gotten more of them when the girls were babies. Anyway, this page uses the retired set "Fruit Medley". This is just one of the 2-page layout.

At the COVE!

This page uses the set called "Summer Fun". I'm sure most of these older pages that I'm just now uploading all use retired SU! sets.

Gramma's Garden

I used "Fanciful Flowers" set for this page.

Maddy Turned 3!

In case you're wondering, she's 6 now, lol! I'm just uploading some scrapbook pages I made a while ago. Better late than never, huh? I used the Set, "Perfect Party" for these pages.

Summer Fun *Kit*

Saturdays are "Scrapbookin'Days" on SCS, or if you prefer the Inspiration Challenge, but I decided since I'm stuck at home today, that I would upload all those stamped scrapbook pages that I've had hidden in a file and never uploaded! ;0) This was a kit put together by my local scrapbooking store, Raining Fresh Daisies for a contest entry. No, mine didn't win :( You had to use something of everything they gave us in the kit and we could manipulate it any way we wanted. The winner actually took the yellow paper and cut a huge sun out of it and put it on the pink pages and each ray of the sun had descriptive words about summer written on them. Neat! ( sorry I don't have a picture to show ya!) I used my stamp set called (oh,'s not coming to me!) If you know the name of this flower set, please leave me a comment or email me so I can post it! I'm too lazy right now to look it up...come on now--I've got a lot to upload today! lol!!